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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. According to Josef Silverstein, how did Aung San Suu Kyi become the spokesperson for a democratic movement in a matter of weeks?
(a) She had a contact at the Burma national press.
(b) The NLD party leaders promoted her.
(c) Because of her name.
(d) She had a rigorous schedule for political rallies.
2. In her speech delivered at a pagoda in Myitkyina, Kachin State on April 27, 1989, what does Suu Kyi stress to the ethnic groups in Burma?
(a) That the ethnic groups must work together to form a viable union.
(b) That their ethnic identities should be homogenized in order to have a more united front.
(c) That the groups should be strive to maintain their cultural identities.
(d) That democracy is the vehicle in which their ethnic backgrounds will be truly represented.
3. Why was Aung san Su Kyi awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991?
(a) She has done the best work for the fraternity between nations.
(b) For her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights.
(c) For the reduction of standing armies.
(d) For the holding and promotion of peace congresses.
4. In Ma Than E's essay, who accepts the Sakharov award for Aung San Suu Kyi?
(a) U Than Tun.
(b) Suu Kyi's 13-year-old son Kim.
(c) Suu Kyi's husband.
(d) Ma Than E.
5. What happened to Aung San Su Kyi's party in the election in May 1990?
(a) The party leaders were executed.
(b) Her party lost the election.
(c) Her party did not appear on the ballot.
(d) Her party concusively won the election.
6. What was the next step the government took toward Suu Kyi according to Josef Silverstein?
(a) The government began attacking her personally.
(b) The people of Burma would be arrested for having contact with Suu Kyi.
(c) Her supporters began to disappear during the night.
(d) Suu Kyi's supporters were exhiled.
7. According to Ann Pasternak Slater, what is one of Suu Kyi's talents?
(a) She is a fantastic swimmer.
(b) She has a beautiful singing voice.
(c) She is a talented artist.
(d) She is a seamstress.
8. What did the Nobel Peace Prize committee conclude about Aung San Suu Kyi?
(a) That she is a force for peace.
(b) That she is a person of high character and a true leader.
(c) That she was one of the greatest examples of civic courage in Asia in decades.
(d) That she stands head and shoulders above most leaders of the people.
9. What was significant when the Nobel Peace Prize committee made their determination for Suu Kyi to win the award?
(a) Her phenominal progress in a short amount of time.
(b) Her commitment to non-violent resistance.
(c) She was the first person from Burma to win this prestigious award.
(d) Having the respect of the global community.
10. In an interview with Dominic Falder on AsiaWeek in July 1989, what is Suu Kyi's response to the question, "what would happen after the elections, if there were elections?"
(a) "We shall see if justice would be served."
(b) "We would never have an election."
(c) "The NLD would win by a landslide."
(d) "We don't know. This is the problem."
11. What are Suu Kyi's comments about the SLORC in an interview with Dominic Falder on AsiaWeek in July 1989?
(a) They can't be trusted to set up a democratically elected government.
(b) They are inefficient and their system will collapse under their own corruption.
(c) "They are making inroads toward setting up a dialogue about holding elections.
(d) They are making strides in moving toward a multi-party system.
12. In Suu Kyi's letter to the editor dated 14 April 1989, who changed the result of Suu Kyi's difficulties?
(a) The Secretary General of the United Nations.
(b) A major.
(c) That Myint Aung.
(d) A cadre of generals.
13. In a letter to the editor after the speech delivered at a pagoda in Myitkyina, Kachin State on April 27, 1989, what does Aung San Suu Kyi reveal?
(a) She is uncertain how much longer that she can withstand the pressure the military government in placing on her.
(b) Her father, Aung San, would feel proud of the peoples' tenacity in working toward democracy.
(c) The she envisions that Burma will have a democratic government in her lifetime.
(d) She did not feel worthy of the people's trust and affection.
14. In Suu Kyi's open letter dated September 26, 1988, what does she consider a "legitimate concern" for the international community?
(a) The imprisonment of Burmese leader Bo Tayza.
(b) The decades of oppression and human rights violations.
(c) The previous weeks' wanton slaughter of unarmed citizens.
(d) The power is not being transferred to the government elected by the people.
15. What did the Nobel Peace Prize committee determine about Suu Kyi when they selected her for the award?
(a) She became the voice of a non-violent democratic movement opposing a brutal military regime.
(b) She is almost single-handedly withstanding the power of the military government.
(c) She is a person of high character and integrity.
(d) She stood high and above all of the other nominees for the award.
Short Answer Questions
1. How did Suu Kyi conclude her letter to the editor dated January 21,1989?
2. In her letter to the editor dated 14 April 1989, what was the result of the difficulties that Suu Kyi encountered?
3. What about Burmese culture enabled Aung San Suu Kyi to become the spokesperson for a democratic movement in Burma, according to Josef Silverstein?
4. In Suu Kyi's interview with Dominic Falder on AsiaWeek in July 1989, what is her response to the question about whether she thinks the authorities will move against her?
5. In her essay, how does Ann Pasternak Slater describe Suu Kyi?
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